Swordmage/Attributes

Swordmage/Attributes

by Aramul, Sep 24,2009

Swordmage Attributes

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Ability Scores

Strength

The Assaulting Swordmage's secondary stat. This helps out fortitude defense, the damage bonus on some powers, the athletics skill, and is a prerequisite for some feats.

Constitution

The Shielding and Ensnaring Swordmage's secondary stat. It will increase your Fortitude defense, the Aegis of Shielding's effect, the damage of some powers, the endurance skill, and is a feat prerequisite.

Dexterity

Dexterity nets the swordmage some interesting feats, but Intelligence should be helping the AC and reflex defense, so this shouldn't be a high priority.

Intelligence

This should be the top score of any Swordmage. It boosts your attack bonus, damage bonus, AC, reflex defense, and some relevant skills as well. An 18 is solid, and a 20 wouldn't be bad either.

Wisdom

The only reason to invest in Wisdom is if you're going into the Wandering Swordmage Paragon Path. Otherwise, don't worry about it.

Charisma

Swordmages have more to worry about than how they present themselves in public.

Skills

Arcana

Considering you're stuck with it and Int is your main stat, this is a great skill to be stuck with. (link )

Athletics

Assaulting swordmages can make use of this skill. Otherwise it's still a solid choice. (link )

Diplomacy

This is a great skill,just not for you. (link )

Endurance

A great skill,and Shielding/Ensnaring builds can get this skill up to good heights. (link )

History

An ok skill fueled off of your primary stat. (link )

Insight

A good skill but it's in a dump stat. A better choice for Wis builds. (link )

Intimidate

A great skill, fueled by a sad stat for you. Skip this. (link )

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